[Talk-GB] Oxford spam

Andrew Gray andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
Fri May 2 11:40:29 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I haven't been in Oxford for a few months, but there's no shops along
that *particular* stretch - it's a rather imposing wall with the
(side?) gate to All Souls. However, there is a small parade of shops a
little further along to the east, between All Souls and Queens - the
only ones I can remember offhand are a run-down phone shop and a
jewellers, but on checking there does seem to be a tobacconists at
#37, the address quoted in the changeset.


*However*, that's a London phone number, not an Oxford one, and the
shop details added to OSM seem to make it out to be an online-only
business. Curious...


On 2 May 2014 08:50, Dan S <danstowell+osm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Frederik,
> Thanks for checking. I've only been down that street a couple of
> times, but there are in fact shops there. It's not "right inside" All
> Souls College, it's street-facing - I don't know the shop but I feel
> quite content that what we have here is a true shop-mapping. The shop
> website lists an address which matches.
> However, "opening_hours=24/7" is probably wrong. The user probably did
> that because the shop has an online presence, but I bet they operate
> standard shop opening hours at the address. Anyone confirm?
> Dan
> 2014-05-02 8:39 GMT+01:00 Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
>> Hi,
>>    I have recieved a spam complaint about this:
>> http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/22059155#map=4/40.25/36.56
>> It seems that the author has {accidentally,ingenuously} added a faraway
>> node to the changeset which makes the box look big, but the only edit
>> was in fact adding a shop which might be slightly mis-tagged and
>> possibly mis-placed as it claims to be right inside All Souls College
>> but I hesitate to simply delete it without local knowledge; maybe
>> someone in Oxford can trim/fix/delete this as required.
>> Bye
>> Frederik
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- Andrew Gray
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